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John ‘Braveheart’ Price completes Brighton Marathon

Herne man John Price has completed his challenge of running the Brighton Marathon dressed as 13th-century Scottish warrior William Wallace, or ‘Braveheart’. Running for Cancer Research UK, he raised more than £2,500, to add to the £5,500 he pulled in last year. “It was a fantastic event. The weather was great, the crowd was amazing and I beat my last marathon time …

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Longer hours for post office

A newsagent in Broomfield has announced longer opening hours for its post office service. The news has been welcomed by Herne and Broomfield parish council, which opened the new shop with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The shop, owned by Lata Joshi, in Margate Road will now run services from Monday to Saturday from 8am to 7pm. Herne Bay Gazette, March 26th …

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Herne Bay’s crime hotspots

Almost 150 crimes were committed in a month in the Herne Bay area, latest Home Office statistics reveal. The figures relate to December last year and reveal a total of 147 reported crimes during the month. Unsurprisingly, Heron ward, which includes the busy town-centre areas of Central Parade, King’s Road and High Street, had far and away the highest number of recorded …

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Herne Horticultural and Rose Society

The first meeting of 2015 was held on January 20. The chairman, Margaret Burns, opened the meeting with notices for members and to confirm that the treasurer has again negotiated a 10% discount with a local nursery. Forthcoming events were confirmed. February 24, a joint meeting between this society and the Herne and Broomfield Allotment Society; April 21, An Evening …

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Relief at U-turn on cuts to community wardens

Community wardens in Herne Bay have been saved from the chop after a U-turn by county councillors. Kent County Council had launchnd a six-week public consultation asking for people’s views on possible plans to axe 24 of the county’s 70 wardens. The proposals were put forward because the council wanted to save £1.28 million each year towards the estimated £330 …

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Village hall plan could cost £1.2m claim angry objectors

A rebel parish councillor believes plans for a new community centre in Herne and Broomfield could leave precept payers out of pocket for generations. Ukip supporter John Moore has opposed plans for a new hall in School Lane as he believes the cost could stretch to £1.2 million or more. He said: “The parish council has got around £250,000 and …

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Road closed after Broomfield crash

Comments (0) A BUSY route was closed this morning after a crash left two vehicles blocking the road. The cars collided in Margate Road, Broomfield, at about 8.50am today (Friday) and police were called to help manage traffic while the vehicles were recovered, leading to delays for motorists and bus passengers. There are believed to have been no injuries from the …

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Bosses baffled by ‘deliberate’ vandal attack at brewery

Words and logo on new sign spray-painted over BREWERY bosses have been left baffled after vandals blacked out a brand new sign with spray paint. Karen Goody and Peter McCabe, of Goody Ales at Herne, put up their expensive new sign on Canterbury Road last Thursday. But just two days later it was targeted and sprayed completely black. Brewer Karen …

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Herne Horticulture & Rose Society

At the June 17 meeting Margaret Burns opened the evening with Society news and information on future events. Our speaker, Kevin Tooher, was to give a presentation and talk on the Work of Hadlow College but, unfortunately, his laptop had other ideas! Instead Kevin gave a talk on the college’s beginnings to the present day and how it has diversified …

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